A joint venture of Repsol of Spain and Alliance Oil Co. Ltd. of Bermuda is producing natural gas at an initial rate of 855,000 cu m/day from Syskonsyninskoye (SK) field in the Khanty-Mansiysk region of Russia.
Repsol said three of five wells drilled so far in the field are on production. It expects drilling of six more wells from five locations by early next year.
SK is the first field start-up by the joint venture, A&R Oil & Gaz BV (AROG), formed to explore for and produce oil and gas in Russia (OGJ Online, Aug. 20, 2012).
With existing production contributed by Alliance, AROG now is producing 25,000 boe/d from 278 million boe of reserves.